Children, Seniors and Social Development

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is about more than the food you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat. As part of the national Healthy Eating Strategy, Health Canada launched the new Canada’s Food Guide PDF on January 22, 2019.

Officials in the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development are reviewing the new information and suite of resources PDF, which were developed for a variety of users. We will work with stakeholders and partners, consider the needs and priorities in Newfoundland and Labrador, and identify opportunities to support integration and implementation in our policies, programs and resources. If you have questions please contact Heidi Boyd, Health Promotion Consultant (Healthy Eating) at 729-3280 / heidiboyd@gov.nl.ca.

Health Canada’s strategy to support healthy eating strives to decrease chronic disease and improve overall health for Canadians. The new Canada’s Food Guide PDF aims to strengthen healthy eating recommendations and provide guidance in ways that are relevant and useful to the public and other stakeholders. The Guide PDF provides the information you need to help you and your family understand how to make healthy choices. Healthy eating helps prevent chronic diseases and improve overall health. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes that well nourished individuals, of all ages, are better able to actively participate in the life of their community.

You deserve the best possible advice on healthy eating. If you're looking for reliable nutrition information contact a registered dietitian. Dietitians are health professionals and experts in the field of food and nutrition and are guided by a code of ethics which ensure consumers will receive safe and reliable information. In Newfoundland and Labrador, look for the professional designation R.D. after their name. You can reach a Dietitian today on the Newfoundland and Labrador Healthline – call 811 or visit www.811healthline.ca PDF.

Follow this link for resources about healthy eating.

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